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Given the need to increase energy supply in a globally carbon constrained environment, the mining trade needs to improve its energy-efficient technologies
Energy-efficient drives offer solution for green recovery
9th October 2020

The mining industry must forgo its traditional energy consumption patterns to ensure that it decarbonises toward a greener and sustainable method of exploration, says mechanical products and... 

Caledonia appoints Voltalia to build Blanket mine’s solar plant
7th October 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Caledonia Mining has appointed Voltalia to build a 12 MW solar power plant at the Blanket mine, in Zimbabwe. This follows after the company last month secured the $13-million in... 

Kibo one step closer to finalising Baobab PPA
1st October 2020 By: Donna Slater

Multi-asset, Africa-focused energy company Kibo Energy has proceeded with several steps to progress ongoing negotiations regarding a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Baobab Resources to supply... 

Inga Dam, in DRC
Hydropower becoming increasingly viable for miners in DRC
1st October 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Mining companies are increasingly considering hydropower as a power source for their mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Hydropower, whether pumped storage or run-of-river, is a... 

LNG requires specialised infrastructure to manage. It is vital that southern Africa has the capability to move LNG from ship-based transport to land-based storage
LNG can help reduce costs, emissions
25th September 2020

The discovery and development of natural gas projects in northern Mozambique over the past decade could have a significant impact on the economic landscape of Southern Africa, says analytical... 

Reliance on the mining industry in assistance in Covid-19 relief has been prevalent in mine-effected communities, where miners are vital to communities
Mining can play active role in Covid-19 recovery
25th September 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Multinational professional services network Deloitte senior partner Andrew Lane emphasises the importance of the private sector, particularly the local mining sector, in addressing socioeconomic... 

Glencore welcomes Australian govt's investments for clean future
18th September 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified miner Glencore has welcomed the Australian federal government’s decision to invest A$1.9-billion in a suite of new and emerging energy technology to position the country for a... 

Water electrolysis is rapidly gaining interest in various energy and industrial sectors
Low-temperature water electrolysis trending for hydrogen production
18th September 2020

Electrolytic hydrogen production is a promising option when relatively small or medium flows of hydrogen are required. It is also often useful when high purity hydrogen is required for a variety of... 

HySA successfully designed and fabricated a lab-scale green methanol synthesis demonstration unit after it reviewed the techno-economics of producing the chemical
Local green methanol synthesis making headway
18th September 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

The Hydrogen South Africa (HySA) Infrastructure Centre of Competence (CoC), co-hosted at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and North-West University, is designing a... 

The dispenser built in the Maximator hydrogen filling station design enables cars and trucks to be refuelled in the shortest possible time
Hydrogen filling stations brought to African market
18th September 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

Pressure equipment specialist Superior Pressure Solutions (Spress) has introduced hydrogen technology from German high-pressure systems supplier Maximator to the African market, offering local... 

The development of a hydrogen economy in the Southern Africa region will expand Africa’s activity in the international energy market and facilitate its sustainable economic development
Green hydrogen a bridge between Africa and Europe
18th September 2020

It is projected that green hydrogen could be produced at the same cost as fossil, or blue, hydrogen in the next two or three years, says German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)... 

Renewable projects built for hydrogen production might even be a way for South Africa to subsidise the strengthening of its physical transmission grid
Green hydrogen requires renewable projects separate from the grid
18th September 2020 By: Tracy Hancock

There should be a clear distinction between renewable-energy projects for the grid under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) and renewable-energy... 

Medupi conveyor belt failure raises risk of load-shedding
Medupi conveyor belt failure raises risk of load-shedding
10th September 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

State-owned power utility Eskom on September 10 warned of an increased risk of load-shedding following the failure of a conveyor belt feeding coal into the Medupi generation units on September 9.... 

Caledonia raises $13m for solar project to supply the Blanket mine
4th September 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aim-listed Caledonia Mining Corporation has raised $13-million for the construction of a solar power plant to supply electricity to the Blanket gold mine, in Zimbabwe, through the sale and issue of... 

Boston Consulting Group MD and partner Tycho Möncks
Coal to remain relevant despite growing shift to renewable energy, says consultancy
28th August 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

The use of coal is enabling the energy transition, owing to its provision of a basis for the economy to develop, drive wealth and enable economic progress, which then, in turn, creates and enables... 

The company is beginning to interact more with the mining industry to provide flexible, resilient and smart microgrid and energy storage solutions
Company to provide energy storage for local mines
28th August 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

The local mining sector is becoming more open to implementing new technologies in terms of energy solutions, as they can make mining operations more efficient, productive and cost effective, states... 

With more environmental pressures being placed on miners, improving energy efficiency is one of the leading drivers to contribute to a reduction in harmful emissions
Higher energy efficiency can save costs for miners
28th August 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Local energy organisation the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI) GM Barry Bredenkamp states that South Africa’s mining sector can continue to explore cost-saving measures... 

We are in the process of setting up operations in Zambia and the DRC, working with mines that are considering investing in renewable energy technologies
Logistics company branches out
28th August 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Local logistics services supplier Mixcorp is including renewable-energy technology suited to the mining industry in the scope of its research and development (R&D) department to add... 

RDF is a solid fuel source recovered through the shredding and bailing of certain presorted dry industrial nonrecyclable waste
Mining waste can boost alternative-fuels prospects
28th August 2020 By: Cameron Mackay

Certain wastes in the mining sector present an opportunity to create alternative fuels, which can alleviate the energy supply challenges in the local industry, says waste management solutions... 

Initiative launched to stimulate adoption of fast-growing energy management standard by South African firms
Initiative launched to stimulate adoption of fast-growing energy management standard by South African firms
25th August 2020 By: Terence Creamer

An initiative is under way to accelerate the adoption by South African industrial firms of the international energy management standard ISO 50001, which is designed to help improve the performance... 

XMP Consulting senior coal analyst Xavier Prevost
Covid-19 impact on coal, energy systems still evolving, says Prevost
20th August 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

With the Covid-19 pandemic having created the biggest global crisis in generations by sending shockwaves through health systems, economies and societies around the world, XMP Consulting senior coal... 

Seriti Resources CEO Mike Teke
Teke urges power sector to usher in carbon capture, storage tech
20th August 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

South Africa has to start accelerating its drive towards a responsible transition to clean coal power generation technology to grow the country’s gross domestic product, economy and drive job... 

Specialised Exhibitions MD Gary Corin.
Electra Mining Africa 2020 going digital with Connect – and it’s free of charge
20th August 2020 By: Martin Creamer

The Electra Mining Africa Connect week will enable exhibitors to promote their products and services free of charge alongside industry-related informative webinars, media activations and product... 

Maxam launches new integrated blasting service
Maxam launches new integrated blasting service
3rd August 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Energetic materials manufacturer Maxam has officially launched its new integrated blasting service, called X-Energy, which is aimed at addressing and optimising the total cost of ownership in... 

Bushveld Minerals advances plans to support VRFB development
3rd August 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Aim-listed Bushveld Minerals has advanced the acquisition of Austrian group Enerox by acquiring a further 65.1% of the investment vehicle’s share capital through Enerox Holdings Limited (EHL). EHL... 

Miners can reap economic, enviro rewards through energy efficiency
Miners can reap economic, enviro rewards through energy efficiency
29th July 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

Amid national energy constraints and a mining sector that is set to contract, there is an opportunity for South Africa’s mining sector to continue exploring cost-saving measures with improved... 

Engie joins Mining3 to develop renewable hydrogen-based solutions
23rd July 2020 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Global energy company Engie has become the newest member of leading global mining industry research organisation Mining3. Engie says it joins Mining3 in its next phase of hydrogen research to... 

Tembo Power has nine hydropower projects under way in three African countries, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Kenya
DRC hydropower construction to start within a year
17th July 2020 By: Darren Parker

With delays from Covid-19 taken into consideration, Mauritian hydropower provider Tembo Power CEO Raphael Khalifa expects construction on three hydropower projects and one solar photovoltaic... 

DMRE budget slashed by R1.5bn
14th July 2020 By: Donna Slater

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s (DMRE’S) budget for the 2020/21 financial year has been reduced by R1.5-billion, from the initial R9.3-billion, owing to the impact of the Covid-19... 

Pensana Rare Earths lists on LSE
Pensana Rare Earths lists on LSE
6th July 2020 By: Simone Liedtke

ASX-listed Pensana Rare Earths started trading on the LSE on July 6. The company has more than 188.2-million ordinary shares in issue and is not raising any funds. Chairperson Paul Atherley says... 

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SAIMC (Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Mechatronics and Control)
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Education: Consulting with member companies to obtain the optimal benefits from their B-BBEE spending, skills resources as well as B-BBEE points

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Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions is a leading supplier of equipment, tools, parts, service and solutions for processing rock and minerals in the...

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